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Thoroughly revised and updated, with an extensive analysis of the 2008 election, this book remains the best analysis of the Electoral College for both students and general readers.
“The best book available on the electoral college. Edwards provides both an excellent review of the workings of the electoral college and an incisive analysis of the failings of the institution.”—Marty Wattenberg, University of California, Irvine
"A wonderfully accessible discussion of every aspect of the system by which presidents are elected in the United States. . . . Edwards's book will be of interest to scholars and instructors focusing on the presidency (both currently and historically), as well as campaigns and elections."—David A. Dulio, Historian
"Dispensing keen political insights as he goes, George Edwards punctures the fallacious arguments used by supporters of the electoral college whenever criticism of that splendid anachronism grows hot, as it once again has."—Jack Rakove, Coe Professor of History and American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Posted April 2, 2012
Edwards shows positively why the arguments for continuing the Electoral College don't hold up and how we would be better off as a nation if we instituted a popular vote for president. His arguments are completely compelling. Our presidential election status quo is seriously flawed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.